Sunday, April 12, 2009

Phase 5: week 4 of 4

Here we are boys & girls - the final week.

I was hoping to post more over the last few weeks before Boston - but, instead I seem to be posting less. I was in Minneapolis Sunday through Thursday for work - it wasn't a hugely stressful week - but it was pretty busy. And I spent the last few days in Orlando (or "The Do" as my wife and I call it). Actually it's probably best that I have some downtime from thinking about Boston. This blog has been helpful from the perspective of keeping my motivation up - but, as my high school coach used to say about me - "Ben, sometimes you analyze until you paralyze."

During my taper - the most important thing for me will be rest and nutrition. More on that tomorrow.

It's amazing that I only have one more week until Boston. That's the crazy thing about marathon running - it requires such a long cycle of training that the day is magnified even more greatly than it would be otherwise. Well, I should head off to bed - so, here is what I did last week and what I'm planning for this week.

Last week:

Monday: 6 miles
Tuesday: 9 mi 2mi easy 2X(2mi T pace 3 min rest) 5:25+5:19=10:44 5:10+5:13=10:23 3 mi easy
Wednesday: 6.5 mi 8X100m
Thursday: 8 miles
Friday: 6 miles 8X100m
Saturday: 6.5 miles
Sunday: 13 miles
Total: 55 miles

This week:
Monday: 6.5 miles 6X100m
Tuesday: 8 miles 2 mi easy 4X1200m 2 min rest 2 mi easy
Wednesday: 5 miles 4X100m
Thursday: 6.5 miles 5X100m
Friday: 0 miles
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: 4 miles
Total: 35 miles

1 comment:

KLIM said...

Go get 'em.

Remember to TRUST YOUR FITNESS. You've done the work, now it is time to execute.